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WNBA players react to Breonna Taylor settlement

WNBA players react to Breonna Taylor settlement

WNBA players repeated their calls for the officers who killed Breonna Taylor to be arrested after hearing news of the historic settlement between the family and the city of Louisville, Kentucky. The league, which began its playoffs on Tuesday, dedicated the 2020 season to Taylor and the Say Her Name movement, which raises awareness for…MORE

Dominic Thiem dedicates US Open win to family after ‘so many sacrifices’

Dominic Thiem dedicates US Open win to family after ‘so many sacrifices’

Newly-crowned grand slam champion Dominic Thiem has dedicated his US Open triumph to his family for making “so many sacrifices” over the years in support of his career. The Austrian, 27, came from two sets down against good friend Alex Zverev in a brutal, nerve-shredding four-hour marathon to finally win the first major of his…MORE

European Union condemns execution of Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari

European Union condemns execution of Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari

The European Union says it condemns “in the strongest terms” the execution of Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari. Afkari was executed in Iran on Saturday, according to Iran’s state-run news agency IRNA, despite a high-profile international campaign calling for the sentence not to be carried out. The 27-year-old was executed at a prison in Shiraz,…MORE

Mirim Lee wins first golf major with victory at the ANA Inspiration

Mirim Lee wins first golf major with victory at the ANA Inspiration

South Korea’s Mirim Lee held her nerve to win a tense three-way play-off and claim her first golf major at the ANA Inspiration. The 29-year-old beat American Nelly Korda and Canada’s Brooke Henderson with a birdie on the first play-off hole, after the trio had finished the fourth round tied on 15-under par. Lee, who…MORE

Neymar says he ‘acted like a fool’ in brawl but demands racism must stop

Neymar says he ‘acted like a fool’ in brawl but demands racism must stop

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar says he was the target of a racist slur during the French champions’ 1-0 defeat by Olympique Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday. The player at the center of the storm is Marseille’s Álvaro González. The 28-year-old was one of five players sent off during the match at PSG’s home stadium,…MORE

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